World Smile Day 2019: Appreciating All the Iconic Smiles In Pop Culture

A smile is the physical manifestation of happiness, it can start friendships, or cause endless confusion. Smiles are also known to creep the hell out of those on the receiving end. But, since its World Smile Day, we’ll just go ahead and say that all smiles are equal and worthy of appreciation. From questionable crooked toothed smiles (Willem Dafoe in every film ever) to reluctant smiles (Jim Parsons in Big Bang Theory), there are several moments in pop culture that made way for the most iconic smiles on screen. Films, TV shows and meme templates do a lot more than offer material to make you smile. We’re counting down all the smiles that cause smiles (or end smiles) right here:

Jack, The Shining

IMDb

This is by far the most terrifying smile we’ve seen in the history of cinema. Try topping that, any horrror flick villain ever!

Arthur Fleck, Joker

Warner Bros.

Joaquin Phoenix’s new addition to Joker’s crazy smile is everyone’s new favourite smile in cinema. The painfully forced and ironic smile on that painted face is gold (and Oscar-worthy in our opinion).

Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones

HBO

Of course, this one made it to the list. The most passive-aggressive smile is also the most important smile on the TV show and it will be remembered in memes and memories for a very long time.

Hannah Baker, 13 Reasons Why

Twitter

This smile is on our list because ‘that is where the trouble began”.

Captain Holt, Brooklyn 9-9

Netflix

Jake Peralta and 9-9 fans had been waiting to see Captain Holt smile and when it finally happened it was totally worth the wait. It was one of those moments where your curiosity makes the discovery doubly worth it.

Sheldon Cooper, Big Bang Theory

CBS

Speaking of rare smiles, here’s Seldon back when he learnt the ropes of making a pleasant facial expression. Ain’t he cute?

Shinchan, Shinchan

Who (among all the Hungama TV watchers) haven’t tried imitating Shinchan’s sly smile? Him tilting his head away and revealing that big notorious grin throws it right back to desi childhood.

Monkey D. Luffy, One Piece

YouTube

If you’ve seen any episodes of One Piece or read the manga (because it’s better), chances are you’re used to Luffy’s massive grin taking up most of the frame. His smile is contagious and exudes genuine, carefree excitement. Can’t help but love it!

Chesire Cat, Alice In Wonderland

YouTube

This is probably the first crazed grins kids are introduced to even before they get to watch TV. The classic book and fairytale has the illustration of the cat’s massive grin etched in the collective memories of kids worldwide.

Norman Bates, Psycho

YouTube

Sinister smiles date way back (as far as 1960) and the firsts Norman Bates pretty much set the standard of psychotic smiles. This here is how you make a film villain (any villain!).

Nicholas Cage, Vampire’s Kiss

YouTube

Little needs to be said about why this smile is in the iconic category and not the creepy one. We’ll never tire of Cage being a meme template with this beautiful smile.

Original Source: https://in.mashable.com/culture/7368/world-smile-day-2019-appreciating-all-the-iconic-smiles-in-pop-culture

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